Nigerian village to sue Eni over oil damages

By Staff reporter 5 May 2017

A Nigerian village in the Niger Delta region has filed a lawsuit against Italian supermajor Eni for €2 million ($2.2 million), Reuters has reported.

The lawsuit will seek compensation for damages caused by a pipeline explosion in 2010. The explosion caused environmental damage to the river and to land near the village of Ikebiri.

In addition to compensation, the village is requesting Eni carry out a clean-up operation. Luca Saltalamacchia, the lawyer fighting the case for the village, said Eni claims it has already carried...

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